School Mission • Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow

The mission of C.W. Ruckel Middle School is to empower students to excel as contributing members 
of society by guaranteeing a quality educational foundation.

We place our emphasis on:

  • A safe environment in which students can learn and grow
  • Excellence and quality in student learning and achievement
  • The core values of honesty, integrity, responsibility, respect, courtesy, cooperation, empathy, and excellence
  • The value of every student’s ability to learn
  • Parents, teachers, and staff making decisions based on what is in the best interest and welfare
    of students
  • Vertical/horizontal alignment in all curriculum areas
  • Reading strategies used across the core curriculum areas
  • Recognizing diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds
  • Effective communication between students, educators, parents, administrators, school board members and others in the community
  • Effective schools require adequate and equitable funding
  • Continuing professional development
  • Sunshine State Standards—based curriculum
  • The principal who serves as an instructional leader
  • Smaller classes to enhance a student’s opportunity to be successful
  • Use of technology throughout the curriculum
  • School Accountability Reports
Curriculum Guides and Registration Forms
6th Grade Courses | 7th Grade Courses | 8th Grade Courses

Class Registration Forms for Ruckel Middle School 2015-16
6th Grade | 7th Grade | 8th Grade

Math Packets for Summer Study
6th Grade7th Grade8th GradeHonors AlgebraMath Skills and Links

Graduation Options for the State of Florida
Sample from 2014-2015

Zoning Waivers to attend Ruckel Middle School

2014 -2015 Duke TIP Program for 7th Graders
Duke TIP Web Site

The following Ruckel Students qualified for State Recognition in 2014:
Grace Hall, Sarah Markwardt, Jacob Oliver, Simrun Sharma, Macray Simmers, John Snell, Randy Tyson, Hannah Vitt, Conner Vores, Ella Wright.
Hannah Vitt was also selected for Grand Recognition! Congratulations!

Duke University Talent Identification Program
The Duke TIP 7th Grade Talent Search includes a qualified group of students who have demonstrated advanced aptitudes on grade-level assessments. These candidates are invited to complete an above-level test, either the SAT or the ACT, which provides the means to further define their potential for a higher level of learning. Duke TIP provides the participants with comparative information concerning their academic abilities and resources for unique educational opportunities. Students with qualifying scores are invited to attend a State Recognition Ceremony at designated universities. In addition, students with the highest scores are honored at the Grand Recognition Ceremony at Duke University.

Congratulations to the 2014 members of the FCAT 500 Club!
Students achieving a perfect 500 score on last year's Math and/or Reading FCAT
were recognized at the first Pep Rally of the 2014 school year.
See Names Here


Congratulations to the Ruckel Middle School 2013 Tech Bowl Team,
Rachel Cathey, Alex Tolbert, and Camille Miles, for winning First Place
in the annual competition in May!
-- Ruckel has won more times than any other middle school!

At the Challenger Center in Tallahassee, 6th Grade Science students
visited the planetarium, watched an IMAX movie on the Hubble telescope,
saw some air pressure experiments, and participated in a mission to the moon.
The mission to the moon was very well designed; the kids all had a great time
with it and learned a lot!

Florida Department of Education Curriculum Page

Last Updated March 11, 2015